There is a fascinating short interview on the Tate website with Roger Law, artist and co-creator, with Peter Fluck, of Spitting Image. In the interview Law discusses the Thatcher puppet and why he feels Spitting Image couldn't really come back with the same success it had in the 80's and early 90's. Interesting.
Although Roger Law indicates he doesn't think Spitting Image will ever come back, aside from the political reasons he indicates the budget would also likely be prohibitive in TV these days, he has been convinced to bring together some of the original team for a few one off projects. The latest project was very reminiscent of Law's early days with Fluck when they were creating editorial images for the likes of the Sunday Times. The latest image depicts the main leaders in this years election (along with the ever present Mandelson) and was commissioned by the Radio Times.
Hopefully this will be the first of more commissions in the future, although we have had a few impersonators, there hasn't been anything with the quality and cutting satire that Spitting Image had.